Marriage Licenses & Civil Marriage Ceremonies - Town of Ajax
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Marriage Licences & Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Marriage licence applications are processed in the Legislative and Information Services Department at Town Hall, 65 Harwood Avenue South.  The Marriage licence fee is $125.00 (non-refundable), payable by cash or debit.  Ontario Marriage Licences are valid anywhere in the Province of Ontario for 90 days from the date of issue.

Marriage licence applications can be processed Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment is required.  Processing takes approximately 20 minutes.

Marriage Licence Application Requirements

A marriage licence application must be completed and signed by both applicants. At least one applicant needs to be present to process the application. Identification is required for both parties, regardless whether both parties are present at the time the licence is processed.  You do not have to be a resident of Ajax to apply for a marriage licence in Ajax.

 Ontario Marriage Licence Application Form

For additional information on Getting Married in Ontario, please visit the government of ontario website.

Accepted Forms of Identification

Two pieces of government issued identification are required from each applicant. One piece of identification must include a photo. Examples of government issued identification are;

  • Government issued birth Certificate including any change of name certificates
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • Valid Ontario photo card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card

 * Health cards and SIN cards are NOT an acceptable form of identification.

The issuer will take a copy of the identification provided and attach it to the marriage licence application. Only original documents or certified true copies will be accepted.

Civil Ceremonies

Exchange your wedding vows in a non-denominational setting.  Ceremonies are performed within the spacious Town of Ajax Council Chambers, 65 Harwood Avenue South, on select Friday afternoons. View our Civil Marriage Ceremony brochure here.

* NEW FEES The ceremony fee is $310.75 (tax included) payable by cash or debit. 

* NEW PROCEDURE for 2018- Ceremony must be paid in full at time of booking.

Couples interested in booking a Civil Marriage Ceremony must submit in person a completed Town of Ajax Booking Agreement , along with the ceremony fee. Ceremonies are a booked service requiring advance reservation. Couples are required to attend a pre-meeting consultation prior to the ceremony. A valid Ontario Marriage Licence is required for all ceremonies and must be submitted at the pre-meeting.

The pre-meeting and wedding date will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. This fee includes the Officiant appointed by the Town to perform the ceremony and the use of the Council Chambers for the ceremony.

The pre-meeting will be with the Municipal Clerk's Designate who will discuss final details of the ceremony at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

 Available Bookings:

  • Friday, April 20, 2018 - FULL
  • Friday, May 11, 2018 - Available
  • Friday, May 25, 2018 - Available
  • Friday, June 08, 2018 - Available
  • Friday June 22, 2018 - Available

For further information about booking a ceremony reservation, contact Linsey Joseph at (905) 619-2529 ext. 3338 or send an e-mail to Legislative and Information services. 

Age Requirements

Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older.  Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent.  Additional documentation requiring the signature of a parent or guardian must be obtained from the Legislative and Information Services Department.  Applicants under the age of 16 may not marry in the Province of Ontario.

Additional Requirements If Re-marrying After Divorce

If an applicant was divorced in Canada, the original or court certified true copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce must be provided with their licence application.  Certified true copies may be obtained from the court that granted the divorce for a nominal fee.

If an applicant was divorced outside of Canada, additional documentation is required. Please review the following document:

Marriage Licence Requirements - Divorce Granted Outside of Canada

For further marriage information, contact Linsey Joseph at (905) 619-2529 ext. 3338 or e-mail.